In modern times, they have stepped out for work, business and so many other things. They are simultaneously taking care of their families and their professional career. This in turn leads to severe stress, which is one of the reasons for their health issues.
Here are some of the important women’s health risks in current society:
Breast and cervical cancers are the two common cancers that affect women. Early diagnosis is a must to keep women alive and healthy. Female gender is the most important risk factor for breast cancer. Biological, genetic, and excessive weight are the main reasons for breast cancer. Exposure to certain environmental substances and conditions may also increase the risk of developing the disease. We can reduce the risk by following regular medical check-ups, doing exercise, being on a healthy diet, etc. Cervical cancer is caused by persistent infections with a high-risk type of Human PapillomaVirus (HPV). This HPV virus may spread from one person to another through sexual activity and by skin-to-skin contact with the area of the body infected with HPV. Aging is also considered a major risk factor for persistent infection.
Coronary heart disease:
High cholesterol, high blood pressure, lack of physical activity, obesity, and diabetes are the main factors for health diseases. Lifestyle changes, medicines, and medical or surgical procedures can help women lower their risk for CHD. Hence, early CHD prevention is important.
Women face many complications during pregnancy or childbirth. Most can be avoided with medical interventions. The key obstacle is lack of access to quality care before, during and after childbirth.
Several factors such as unprotected vaginal sex, immature genital tract in adolescent age, sharing drug injection equipment, such as needles and syringes increase the risk of HIV infection in women.
Women are more sensitive than men, and hence more likely to have depression, which is the most common mental health problem affecting women. They take out problems on themselves and refuse to share their feelings. In the end, this mental agony leads to depression.
Genetic and biological predisposition, hormonal changes and obesity are the main factors associated with osteoarthritis. It strikes women at an early age and causes joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Osteoarthritis is the leading cause for physical disabilities.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Sexually Transmitted Infections:
The effect of this disease is more serious on women than on men. It may cause infertility if unnoticed and untreated as symptoms are less obvious in women. That is why women should be well aware of this disease to avoid health complications.
Each year, more women suffer from stroke than men. Although there are many risk factors common for both men and women, including family history, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, the following risk factors are unique to women:
- Using pills to avoid pregnancy
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Having frequent migraine headaches
- Autoimmune Disease
A group of disorders in which the immune system attacks the body and destroys or alters its tissues. Numerous serious chronic illnesses fall into this category and include lupus, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes. Genetic, hormonal and environmental factors are generally identified as the reason for this disease.
Urinary Tract Health:
Because of the way female urinary tract is structured, women are more likely to suffer from urinary tract problems. Women may be especially prone to urinary infection problems because they have shorter urethras, which allows bacteria a quick access to the bladder. While having a sexual intercourse, the bacteria can enter into the urinary tract, too. This is also one of the reasons for women having urinary infections.
How To Create Awareness Among Women About Health Issues:
You can celebrate Women’s Health Day in your area to create awareness about
health issues women are facing;
the importance of periodical health check-ups;
the need to have a friendly relationship with your doctor, tracking your family medical history, and paying attention to your body.
In addition, according to the latest trend, you can design customized silicone wristbands and distribute them during the event, which will attract the crowd, and you can easily spread your message. These bands are available in various styles, attractive colors and types and can be personalized the way you desire with your own messages and artwork. If you want to make your Women’s Health Week wristbands more fashionable, you can add glow and glitter effects to it.